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Do they all have to be good?......

.....(Out shopping for Bread)

Isn't pleasant, or just about right, sometimes enough?.



E-PL1, mmf-2, 11-22

Not memorable, but perhaps still nice enough.

What do you think?

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

apparently yes

Oh well

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

Hi Nick

I wouldn't think that 21 hours is long enough for you to come to that conclusion . I am sure that given more time, more people will comment.

Personally though, the image didn't do anything for me, and looking at it further the only things I notice are the strange coloured reflections in the windows of the building on the right, together with its curvature.

Sorry!
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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

Is it one of those new modern churches?

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

Do they all have to be good?.. Well, I generally try to show my best shots on this forum, in an attempt to keep up with the high standards around here

However, I do wonder if one should throw some rejects up now and then, together with the reason one thinks they are rejects, and invite comments (!)

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

Oh.....

Actually I liked it yesterday and I still do.

Interesting lines and reflections, intriguing slopes to the ground, the contrast between the tree and the building. It even manages the bonus of being in-focus and the right way up.

And it's not a church - unless you worship with Zurich Financial Services (and many do).

Perhaps we don't do urban?

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

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It even manages the bonus of being in-focus and the right way up....

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Aaah. Those are the ones I usually keep.


Actually I think its a nice example of modern urban however this particular shot isn't quite my cup of tea.

Nasty urban (derelict Bradford) or stylish urban (Canary wharf) maybe - but not what I have a sneaking suspicon is Swindon...

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

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...Isn't pleasant, or just about right, sometimes enough?.
Since I still have one of your pictures (Clock) as my desktop, and since you do take such nice pics of churches and stuff ... and since this is a forum for 'non-critical feedback', as has been pointed out :
Very nice, very nice. (I cannot find some wry tongue-in-cheek smiley here : even my favourite straight-line-mouth is missing... <-- oh no, there it is.)

Now we need you to find some similar buildings behind a dog-guarded fence, crumbling into disrepair. You've got to climb six flights of hideously decayed concrete stairs ... crawl out onto a precipitous windowsill as the sun sets ... bingo! (Gakuranman-style. )
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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

It doesn't jump out at me personally - but I know where you're coming from. I have a picture I took a year or so back which I've always liked, but doesn't really appear to be of anything in particular and I doubt anyone else would like it. But I do and if you like this one then that's good enough for me.

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

OK I'll try to do better

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

Well, I like it

I like the way my eye is drawn by the paving lines through the colonnade and then returns via the paving to the left. I like the contrast between the sharp lines of the building and reflections with the softness of the silver birches. I expect the lean of the building on the right could be "propped up" in pp.

Very nice indeed

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Well, I like it

I like the way my eye is drawn by the paving lines through the colonnade and then returns via the paving to the left. I like the contrast between the sharp lines of the building and reflections with the softness of the silver birches. I expect the lean of the building on the right could be "propped up" in pp.

Very nice indeed

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Phew - someone who sees the same things as me, my overwhelming self confidence can emerge as only partially crushed.

Though I must admit to choosing to leave the perspective lean - the important alignment for me is the reflections and the window frame.

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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

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... - the important alignment for me is the reflections and the window frame.
Now I see something.
The reflection in the right concrete building makes it look as if the left concrete building is showing through it ... or something.
Using a CPL filer would give you more chance to make that reflected bit more obvious.
Maybe even obvious enough for me to see it without your later explanation.
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Re: Do they all have to be good?......

Sorry Nick I meant to get back to you last night but had a cam club meeting.

I think that you've seen something here which does not easily translate through the image to the viewer, perhaps a case of you 'needed to be there'?

I've now had time to study the image, for me the picture is in the buildings and reflections I think It's the big empty space in the foreground that bothers me, maybe tilting the camera upward cutting out some of the foreground and capturing more of the building on the RHS would have helped. Losing the bit of brick wall on the LHS would certainly help.

The only other suggestion would be to do a B&W conversion making the most of the dark shadows against the white of the buildings.

At the end of the day Nick you've taken an image that you are happy with and ultimately that's all that counts, isn't it?
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